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For questions about the adventures of Asterix the Gaul is a Franco-Belgian series of humorous comics and movies about a stereotypical Gaul village resisting Roman conquest and the adventures of its inhabitants.

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Was 'Obelix and Co.' a pyramid scheme?

Obelix and Co. is the twenty-third volume in the Asterix series. Acting for Julius Caesar, Caius Preposterus claims to be a menhir buyer and offers to make Obelix a rich man, by buying every menhir he ...
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Why would Caesar send Crismus Bonus to Outer Mongolia?

In Asterix and the Gauls, Caesar says that he will send Crismus Bonus to Outer Mongolia, to deal with a "Barbarian Rebellion". As far as I know, Outer Mongolia is quite far away from the ...
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Did Getafix ever drink the magic potion himself?

It seems like Getafix, the druid (called Panoramix in most languages) usually just cooks it and serves it to Asterix and the rest of the Gauls. Are there any examples of Getafix drinking the potion ...
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Breaking rocks in Asterix

I vaguely remember an Asterix comics book or animated film I watched in the 1990s where Obelix and Panoramix are depicted breaking rocks with hammers, possibly doing forced labor in a prison camp(?). ...
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In Asterix and The Magic Carpet, why does Cacofonix's singing start producing rain?

In Asterix and the Magic Carpet, Cacofonix's singing produces rain. (Previously, this had never happened.) Why is it that when Cacofonix sings, it rains in #28 (Magic Carpet, 1987), but not in Books #...
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Is this the first actual death in the Asterix books?

Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter is the 38th book in the Asterix series, and the fourth to be written by Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad. Although Asterix is full of peril and ...
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Why aren't there more Gauls like Obelix?

Given that the effects of Getafix's potion are permanent on Obelix since he fell in it as a child, why didn't the Gauls throw all of their children in the potion? By doing so, in about 15 years they ...
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Does 'The Twelve Tasks of Asterix' take place in the same universe as the rest of the Asterix books?

The Twelve Tasks of Asterix was an animated movie which was also adapted as a storybook, and released (in the UK, at least) alongside the other Asterix comic books. However, the content of the story ...
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In the Asterix series, Why didn't the Romans just address the magic potion problem head on?

Re-visiting the famous (at least outside of America!) Asterix series which I loved from my more impressionable days as a kid. Now wondering if I missed an issue in the canon or if the Romans simply ...
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